After a strong 2016, Florida dominates the fastest-growing cities in the US this year. Find out which metro areas perform best in all metrics.
US housing demand is already strong and a recent article by a leading analyst of the US property market expects it to soar. This pent-up demand will lead to even higher prices and buoyant sales. And the southern states such as Florida and Texas are set to benefit hugely.
2016 looks set to go down as the best year since the crisis for the Florida property market. Prices continued to rise all round, sellers received more of their asking price and sales remained buoyant. Florida outpaced the US on all accounts with some metropolitan areas in the Sunshine State posting considerably higher figures.
Yet again, Florida dominates the Forbes list of the best property investment in 2017 with at least 26% house price growth expected by 2020.
Latest statistics reveal that Florida property prices went up yet again in October. This latest monthly rise is the 59th in a row showing the market continues to forge a full recovery.
A report released at the end of September reveals the best places to buy investment property in the US. Tampa and Orlando, two of the most popular places to buy property in Florida, come out top, ticking all the boxes.
One of the defining characteristics of the current Florida property market is the shortfall in inventory levels. Despite an uptick in construction activity this year, demand continues to outstrip supply of new-build properties in Florida with a particularly high deficit in the Southwest.
Strong employment, 66 million Americans aged 20 to 34 and low vacancy rates mean an excellent outlook for rental properties in the US.
Financial instability and political uncertainty in their home countries have led many foreigners to regard the US property market as a safe haven for their investment. The amount invested in properties in the US between April last year and March this year is the second highest since 2009 with big interest from Chinese and British buyers.